Warning Signs to Consider If Your Spouse is Having an Affair

If you have ever wondered whether you would know if your spouse was cheating on you, you may have come to one of two conclusions. You may think that you would certainly know, because you would notice that something was amiss and investigate it further until you discovered the truth. Alternatively, you may think that you would have no idea about it, because you would not know what to look for that would suggest that things are not as they should be.

Whether your spouse is a man or a woman, the following clues may suggest that they are having an affair. Many of these clues come from changes in their appearance, as they are likely to have a renewed interest in looking good for their new romantic interest. Some people change the style of the clothes that they wear frequently, but others do not. If your spouse suddenly has an interest in fashion, or his or her style changes drastically, they may be changing up more than just their wardrobe. If your spouse has never been interested in things like tanning, cosmetic surgery, tooth whitening treatments, waxing, or laser hair removal, a sudden interest in them may indicate a desire to look good for someone else. Likewise, changes in diet and exercise routines without a prior interest in those things or a suggestion from the doctor could mean that they are trying to impress someone.

If your spouse’s work schedule suddenly changes, and they begin spending longer hours away from home when their work had not previously required it, they may be engaging in other activities before or after work. Likewise, if their work did not previously require out of town travel or spur of the moment trips to the office on their days off, their workplace may have nothing to do with their increased absence.

Since time spent with a paramour probably occurs outside of working hours, it cuts into the time that your spouse would normally spend time with you. If you have noticed that your spouse is always saying that they have errands to run, or they make excuses as to why they cannot attend family events or spend time with the rest of the family, they may be spending that time with someone else.

Technology habits can also tip you off to potential infidelity. If your spouse has two cell phones, and one of them is not a work-issued phone, there may be something going on. Likewise, if their phone is never off of their person or the screen is always locked, they may be hiding something. Also, an increased need for privacy when they are on the phone may indicate that they do not want you to know who they are talking to. A sudden change in internet use may also cause you to wonder what they are doing online for all of those hours, especially if they delete the browsing history.

Unfortunately, cheating spouses also distance themselves from their spouses as they focus their attention on the person with whom they are having an affair. If your spouse has started picking fights, or you have noticed a change in their demeanor towards you, that may be a sign of trouble. Likewise, if they seem emotionally distant, they may be trying to push you away as they pull someone else closer.

The sinking feeling that comes along with beginning to suspect that your spouse is having an affair is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the range of emotions that you are likely to experience as you go through the process of uncovering the affair and filing for divorce. To find out how Mississippi Divorce Lawyer Matthew S. Poole can help you navigate the divorce process, please call our office today, at (601) 573-7429 to schedule a free consultation.

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Mississippi Divorce Lawyer discusses the warning signs to consider if your spouse is having an affair.

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